Casey and Barb Cassias Gallery
Summer 2017 - October 20, 2017
College of Architecture, Planning & Design presents new exhibit 'A College is Formed'
October 22, 2017 - November 17, 2017
APDesign Alumni Honoree Exhibit
November 20, 2017 - December 8, 2017
18 Details - work by Assistant Professor of Architecture Genevieve Baudoin
January 2, 2018 - February 16, 2018
The New American Garden - The Landscape Architecture of Oehme van Sweden
Wolfgang Oehme (1930-2011) and James van Sweden (1935-2013) revolutionized landscape architecture with their “New American Garden” design style, which featured great profusions of grasses, bulbs and perennials in sweeps of texture, form and color that had year-round appeal. This traveling photographic exhibition debuted at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., on October 17, 2015 and was the largest monographic exhibition in the museum's history; it includes 52 contemporary and newly commissioned photographs of important residential, civic, and commercial projects. The exhibition's creation was timed to the 25th anniversary of the influential 1990 bookBold Romantic Gardens, which the two business partners wrote with Susan Rademacher, former executive director of the Louisville Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Inc., and currently the parks curator at the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, and chronicled 21 projects that introduced the world to their horticulturally exuberant designs. MORE
February 26, 2018 - April 7, 2018
50 Miles of Thunder Exhibit by Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture and Regional & Community Planning Jon Hunt
50 Miles of Thunder is a series of screen prints and an animation based on regular visits to the Konza Prairie. My personal artistic work explores the notion that repetitive observation of a subject strengthens my focus and understanding of the space between myself and the subject. This work is an exploration of this space between: the weighted space between a tree canopy and the ground, the hollow space extending between a cuesta and the walking trail, or an overwhelming space between the sky and me. This work was created through multiple layers. This layering allowed me to connect my spatial understandings to the textural and material qualities in different conditions of light and climate.
Professor Hunts teaching, research and creative interest focus on visual thinking, reflective learning, hand drawing and mixed media, photography, typography, and graphic design. Before coming to Kansas State University, he worked at Colorado State University, University of Colorado Boulder, and University of Colorado Denver in the landscape architecture, planning and environmental design programs. Prior to landscape architecture, he worked as a professional graphic designer and illustrator. He received his MLA from the University of Colorado Denver and a BFA from Syracuse University.
April 8, 2018 - May 31, 2018
At thecitygirlfarm, we sculpt natural materials - fiber, wood and bronze - to bring delight and wonder into the world. Our sophisticated barn-yard 'Chicken Footstools' are created through traditional art processes. They remind us of where we come from and invite others to do the same. We are proud each piece is one-of-a-kind, grown and fashioned in the USA.
The idea for Chicken Footstools was inspired by memories of childhood pet chickens, pining after the sheep sculptures by Claude and Francois-Xavier Lalanne, and exploration of traditional art processes. Every chicken is unique in posture and personality. A turned wood egg-shaped core stands on bronze feet and is connected to a bronze beak. Feathers are fashioned with various fiber art techniques- felting, spinning, knitting, dyeing- and are upholstered by hand. The chickens can function as footstools and are the best at making people smile!
We design and fashion Chicken Footstools at thecgf studio in midtown Kansas City, Missouri. Bronze is cast outside of Lawrence, Kansas, and wooden eggs are turned in Hesston, Kansas. Each chicken's internal frame is constructed at our family farm in Lyons, Kansas.
Please enjoy these videos showcasing the craftsmen and women responsible for the magic behind each chicken.